Brenda has lived a life full of all things crafty. She enjoys sewing, quilting, and embroidery and loves teaching these crafts to others. Throughout her life, she has taught both children and adults how to sew and quilt, quilted for others, and even owned a scrapbooking business. As a longarm quilting machine owner herself, she has made and quilted several quilts that range anywhere from placemats and beautiful appliquéd wall hangings to amazing Judy Niemeyer quilts.
Brenda lives in Portland, Oregon and has been married to her husband Randy for nearly 35 years. They have raised two sons together, with the youngest currently a senior in college.
In early 2011 she began working for HandiQuilter as an international educator where she taught on longarm quilting machines. Currently, she works for Brother International as a national educator. Although it is her job, she thoroughly enjoys teaching and training others on Brother’s awesome line of sewing, embroidery, and quilting machines. She also gets to teach quilting classes… which is a highlight of her career. She loves to share and teach Judy Niemeyer’s paper piecing process and awesome assembly techniques.
Visit her website at: www.portlandquilter.com/